A hockey legacy almost never happened

NASHVILLE – Terry Crisp was 17 years old when he took his hockey stick and went home.

He had diagnosed himself with homesickness. He planned to hang up his skates and pursue his dream of becoming a high school teacher.

Little did Crisp know, a man named Stan Moore had accompanied him the nearly four hours that night to Parry Sound, Ontario, where Crisp lived.

Moore was the manager of St. Mary’s Lincoln Junior “B” team and, it turns out, the buyer of what would become of Crisp’s career.

“I did not come back,” said Crisp, who is 78 now and will retire from the Nashville Predators broadcast team after 23 seasons with the franchise, ending a career in which he won two Stanley Cups as a player and one as a header. coach, one of 14 people who win one as a player and coach. “He must have known that. He drove all the way to my house at 10 o’clock at night and made me pack my suitcase, made me come back to play for the Junior ‘B’ team.”

Give a Comment